School Bus Inspections

About 13,000 kids ride the school bus every day in Leon County. It’s considered one of the safest ways to get to and from school. However, a recent accident has state officials taking a closer look at this mode of transportation.

A school bus in Alachua County Florida, rolled over on it's top causing the roof to collapse down to the seat line. State officials believe it was a defect that caused the ceiling to fall in.

As a result 747 carpenter buses are being pulled off the streets statewide for a full inspection.

In Leon County 21 carpenter buses busy the bi-ways. Officials say the potential problem is found behind the ceiling panel.

The only way to find out if the bus in infected is to remove the panel and take a look.

Rollovers rarely happen in school buses, but if they do this well would save a child's life.

Foster Rosser says, carpenter or not, every 20 days all of Leon County's buses undergo inspection.

Leon County officials say while the carpenter model buses are under inspection, the county's substitute buses will pick up the routes.


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